Folk and Traditional Arts

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center, Inc.
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This project will provide authentic Chinese dance performing led by highly qualified instructors. The celebration show will be featured by the variety Chinese ethnic Mid-Autumn events. The outcome will be achieve when three master artists and two Chinese ethnicity performers work together to enrich the students the knowledge and skills of folk dance from the Southern region of China and the show is performed by the students. 2: Lead by the Chinese class-one artists and the Chinese ethnic culture specialist, the teaching plan will attract more students. With the new Mid-Autumn features, more people will come to the show. The outcome will be achieved with more students signed-up for the dance lessons and more audience attend the show, so Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center will increase its income. The Mid-Autumn show will attract more Minnesotans to participate our arts activity.

Measurable Outcome(s)

There were 110 students participated dance classes and learned Chinese ethnicities culture, arts histories; all of them performed on the stage. We tracked the enrolled the students for the whole period of the project. We knew how many students attended how many classes. We tracked tickets sales and knew the numbers of people came to see our show. A survey was distributed to students and their parents to ask the feedback. Our staff, volunteers collected audiences comments made in informal dialogue during and after the show, and track comments via email in our website. Board and advisory members held two review meetings to evaluate the achievement of this project and decided the outcomes of the project have been achieved.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Xiaohe Liu, Xiaohong Wang, Lena Liu, Xiaoming Dong, Yinghua Cui
Project Overview
Folk and Traditional Arts
Project Details
Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center will present Mid-Autumn Day, a dance production to celebrate the second largest Chinese holiday of the year on September 19, 2015, at O’Shaughnessy Auditorium in Saint Paul.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Twin Cities Chinese Dance Center, Inc.
Street Address
PO Box 131114
Zip Code
(651) 332-3822
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies; Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
John Berquist: Director, Saint Paul Swedish Male Chorus; former director, Rochester International Association; Rebecca Dallinger: Special projects coordinator at the White Earth Tribal and Community College; Rhonda Dass: Associate professor of anthropology, and director of museum studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Debra Korluka: Byzantine iconography artist and instructor; Phyllis May-Machunda: Cofounder and director of Training Our Campuses Against Racism. Facilitator, Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity. Folklorist, scholar, and educator.; Scott Pollock: Director of exhibitions, collections and programs, American Swedish Institute; Perry Price: Director of education, American Craft Council; Chris Schuelke: Executive director, Otter Tail County Historical Society
Conflict of Interest Disclosed